The 2015 Surface Book features the 15W 6th Generation Intel Skylake dual-core Intel Core i5-6300U up to dual-core Intel Core i7-6600U with the boost speed up to 3.40 GHz. While the 2020 Surface Laptop Go features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G1 with the boost speed up to 3.60 GHz.
If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13.5″ Surface Book (2015) and the 12.45″ Surface Laptop Go (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Surface Book vs. Surface Laptop Go: Specs Comparison
Up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U (2-Core, up to 3.40Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU (1GB GDDR5)
Up to 1TB SSD
Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
Up to 12 hours battery life (69Wh)
The most powerful Microsoft's Laptop
Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility as a laptop, powerful tablet, detachable touchscreen, and a portable studio.
13.5-inch PixelSense™ display with 6 million pixels (3000x2000), 1700:1 contrast ratio, and 100% sRGB color gamut.
It supports 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity (magnet attached to the side of the screen).
Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP front and 8MP rear camera.
The most affordable Surface Laptop
Starting at $549.99, the Surface Laptop Go set a new premium standard for the affordable ultrabook. It has a beautiful 12.45-inch display with touch and inking supports. It's a great laptop for students and business users who looking for a simple yet perfect portable laptop for their mobile productivity.
The Lightest Surface Laptop
It weighs at only 2.45 pounds easy to carry around while having the same comfort in typing with a full-size keyboard with a large precision trackpad.
All the same ports
It has all the necessary ports you need in everyday uses, from the full-size USB-A to USB-C, headphone jack, and Surface Connect as you can found on Surface Laptop 3.
It comes with the same powerful 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
It is available in Platinum, Sandstone, and Ice Blue.
13-hours battery life Large glass trackpad Fast Charging Fingerprint Power Button Dual far-field studio mics OmniSonic speakers
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Go:
No backlit key.
No Inking support.
No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
No Fingerprint reader on the entry configuration.
The base section made from Polycarbonate instead of Aluminum.
Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
Low screen resolution (148 PPI).
Surface Laptop Go
Introduced: October 7, 2015
Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
Released: October 26, 2015
Introduced: October 1, 2020
Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
Released: October 13, 2020
Starting at 1,499$
For Consumer (Windows 10 Home):
$549.99 - i5 | 4GB | 64GB eMMC | No Fingerprint | Platinum only
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